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September 11, 2020

The Return of Cortes de Cima

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:52 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Cortes de Cima is based in Vidigueira, the southern most appellation of the greater Alentejo wine region. The winery was founded in 1988 by Danish-American couple, Hans and Carrie Jorgensen, after their sailboat ‘Gazelle la Goelette’ docked in Portugal. Everything in front of them they fell in love with so they settled there to start a family and plant a vineyard amongst the Mediterranean sun (Alentejo enjoys 3,000 hours of sunshine every year!).

The winery is surrounded by nearly 600 acres of vines, 120 acres of olive trees and another 250 of cork, pine and oak reforestation. The region is more famous for its native white varietals, so their wish to plant reds was not the norm. In fact, Syrah was then forbidden in the appellation and they helped to change that with a Syrah appropriately named ‘Incógnito’, which gained world notoriety with is superb balance, spiciness, bold texture and sumptuous finish.

We are happy to have these wines back in the store after a long absence. Do yourself a favor and try these two Syrah based reds with some grilled red meats. Pictured left to right:

2017 Cortes de Cima Chaminé (Alentejo, Portugal) – $22.99

2012 Cortes de Cima Incógnito (Alentejo, Portugal) – $74.99

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